Michelle Fabio

Michelle Fabio, Esq. is a licensed attorney and professional freelance writer who successfully made her way through law school and wants to help you do the same.


Upon graduation from law school and passing the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Exams, Fabio served a two-year appellate clerkship with Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. During law school, she worked as a research assistant, writer for The Legal Intelligencer Suburban Edition, and also as a summer associate with Philadelphia law firm Manta & Welge.

Through her law school, summer associate, and clerking experiences, Fabio has learned what admissions counselors, professors, law firms, and judges want in a law student, employee, and law clerk. She is now a freelance writer who works with other attorneys as well as with popular legal publications and websites such as LegalZoom.com, where she is a featured blogger.

Fabio lives in her family's ancestral village in southern Italy and blogs at Bleeding Espresso about moving toward simplicity and at Goat Berries about raising goats.


Fabio earned a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which she attended on a Law Faculty Merit Scholarship. At Temple Law, she served as an editor on Law Review, published an award-winning comment on professional responsibility, and also won several awards for academic performance, community service, and writing. She is a cum laude graduate of Duke University with degrees in English and history and a minor in criminology.

Michelle Fabio

I am a law school survivor, and you can be too. I look forward to guiding you through the LSAT, law school application process, life in law school, the bar exam, and finding a great legal career after graduation from law school--or even a nonlegal career if you like. As a professional writer, I'm also happy to share my expertise regarding personal statements and other admissions essays. You can contact me through the email address on this site or through MichelleFabio.com.

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